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Last week NYC based and Miami born producer/dj Jubilee dropped her debut album “After Hours” (via Mixpak) and the album has been a staple here at the Discobelle HQ ever since we received the promo, taking us a on a ride through a glittering and sundrenched Miami and through the grittiness of New York along with all the musical genres defining the scenes in and inbetween the two cities. Jubilee takes us from Miami bass to grime to dancehall to salsa to rave etc. all rolled into one fantastic, sweatsoaked hybrid tropical sound.

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The new king of Jamaica – Popcaan – with the album of the summer.

“Where We Come From” is the debut album from Jamaican superstar Popcaan. Executive produced by Dre Skull and featuring productions from Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Jamie Roberts, Anju Blaxx and Adde Instrumentals, Popcaan’s first full length offering sees his signature melodies and uplifting tones on thirteen original tracks. As musicologist Wayne Marshall writes:

“Where We Come From” gives voice, as the best reggae does, to the contradictions of life in a society rife with inequities and yet so rich. Whether odes to the ghetto or the good life, Popcaan’s lyrics bring realist portraits and utopian visions into dynamic tension. Songs about struggle and sex and happiness occupy the same space because they do. And whatever the topic, Popcaan’s infectious positivity comes through.”